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THE STUDIO DESIGNERS TO KNOW

Discover the established and emerging luxury designers new to MATCHESFASHION.COM for AW17.

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HALPERN
HALPERN

Michael Halpern continues to develop the edgy disco aesthetic of his debut 2016 show. Expect elaborate eveningwear featuring sequins in colour-burst patterns.

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SUMMA
SUMMA

A founding designer at DKNY, Jane Chung launched her own label Summa in AW16. This season, her collection is an exploration of her passion for minimalism, focussing on a monochrome palette and refined fabrics sourced from Europe’s finest mills.

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MARC ALARY
MARC ALARY

Marc Alary began his career creating graphic prints for established fashion brands, but a passion for jewellery saw him launch his own label in 2009. For his statement designs he takes inspiration from the natural world, imagining animals such as elephants, crocodiles and monkeys in gold and precious stones.

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KOCHÉ
KOCHÉ

After honing her craft at Bottega Veneta and Chloé, Christelle Kocher launched her own label Koché in 2014 featuring luxe sportswear and unexpected fabric pairings.

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KWAIDAN EDITIONS
KWAIDAN EDITIONS

Co-founders Léa Dickely and Hung La bring experience of luxury textiles and an engineer’s attention to structure for easy tailoring with a minimalist sensibility.

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AESTHER EKME
AESTHER EKME

Aesther Ekme offers sleek bucket, barrel and tote bags with a sophisticated edge. Based in Copenhagen, the label's founder Stephane Park – a former accessories designer at Alexander Wang – takes inspiration from the raw architecture of her native Brazil.

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JOOS TRICOT
JOOS TRICOT

Joos Tricot is the brainchild of fashion consultant and street-style star Natalie Joos. This first-time designer delivers a range of vibrant, vintage-inspired sweaters in three staple shapes. Each one offers a flattering, contouring fit, while also being supremely soft and comfortable.

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JESSICA BIALES
JESSICA BIALES

Jessica Biales’s hometown of New York inspires her jewellery line, which takes its cues from architecture and art. Many pieces are hand-crafted, offering a unique edge.

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JUNYA WATANABE
JUNYA WATANABE

Junya Watanabe Comme des Garçons is firmly rooted in youth culture and offers conceptual designs tempered by streetwear references – think punk-inflected tartans and deconstructed outerwear.

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LIZZIE FORTUNATO
LIZZIE FORTUNATO

Twin sisters Lizzie and Kathryn Fortunato launched this jewellery label in 2008. Designer Lizzie draws on historical, artistic and architectural references to create unique pieces from reclaimed and precious materials.

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ALESSANDRA RICH
ALESSANDRA RICH

Her playful take on traditional eveningwear – think acid-bright lace and layers of frothy tulle – has cemented Alessandra Rich as a name to know. These distinctive designs regularly grace the red carpet.

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EVE DENIM
EVE DENIM

Quality and style are key when it comes to Eve Denim's pieces. Combining French finesse with LA craftsmanship, the label aims to remind women that authentic denim grows better with time.

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PRIMURY
PRIMURY

Unisex footwear label Primury was founded by an international creative collective in 2014. Taking its name from the word primary, the label offers an avant-garde spin on the classic plimsoll.

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ASCENO
ASCENO

Creative directors Poppy Sexton-Wainwright and Lauren Leask create modern loungewear at London label Asceno. Relaxed and effortlessly elegant, each piece is perfect for the woman who loves to travel in style and comfort.

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RUE ST.
RUE ST.

Rue St., founded by Justine Fairgrieve and Toga brand director Tomoko Fujinama, is inspired by urban surroundings to create contemporary shoes for the modern woman. Their first collection is influenced by London’s Soho district and features block-heel ankle boots, velvet platforms and striking flats.

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CHUFY
CHUFY

Founder Sofia Sanchez de Betak is an art director and fashion consultant known for her impeccable style. Her label creates travel-inspired pieces with local artisans.

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SAMUELE FAILLI
SAMUELE FAILLI

After 20 years at labels including Prada and Saint Laurent, Samuele Failli presents his eponymous collection for Pre-AW17. Expect timeless heels, sleek sandals and statement boots.

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BORGO DE NOR
BORGO DE NOR

Bold hues, whimsical prints and versatile silhouettes characterise the elegant dresses of London-based label Borgo de Nor, founded by fashion editor Carmen Borgonovo and Joana de Noronha.

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AVEC MODÉRATION
AVEC MODÉRATION

Based in the famous Tuscan leather district in Florence, footwear label Avec Modération creates slick styles which fuse fashion-forward design with Italian craftsmanship – think shearling sandals, faux-fur slides and more.

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VEJA
VEJA

Veja champions fair trading practices and ecological production methods to create covetable trainers. The label’s project is an evolving investigation, with the aim of eventually establishing a fully sustainable operation.

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KALEOS
KALEOS

Using the finest materials to create exquisite designs, Kaleos’ directional frames are hand-crafted in Barcelona.

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CARRIE FORBES
CARRIE FORBES

After almost 20 years as one of fashion's most innovative bag designers, in 2014 Carrie Forbes launched her eponymous footwear label. Inspired by the artisans of Turkey and Morocco, each shoe takes a full day to weave

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MY BEACHY SIDE
MY BEACHY SIDE

Working with local NGOs, My Beachy Side employs disadvantaged women from Syria and Turkey to handmake its collections. From crochet dresses to beach accessories, each piece is a vacation essential. 

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MYAR
MYAR

MYAR is named after an anagram for army, but also references the initials of its founder, Andrea Rosso. The Italian label reworks utility fabrics from vintage army pieces into laid-back jackets for your off-duty wardrobe. 

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